Company to give pupils head start

AkzoNobel and the Dulux Dog  helping pupils  prepare for secondary school.
AkzoNobel and the Dulux Dog helping pupils prepare for secondary school.

Youngsters are getting a head start as they look to begin their secondary studies, thanks to paint company AkzoNobel.

The company is working with Ashington Learning Partnership on a summer school programme which will give Year 7 pupils a good start as they look to begin secondary school in September.

The two-week initiative will give pupils from Bothal and Hirst Park Middle Schools a chance to experience an exciting programme of experiential learning in a fun and safe environment, which will focus on developing practical maths and English skills.